East Bay/Oakland office market reports

Q4 2021: The coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt the office market. The delta variant has given way to the omicron variant which has further added to the complexities of return-to-office planning and future goals.

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As return-to-work scenarios solidify and optimism grows, transit-oriented regions like Oakland CBD are well-positioned to capture greater leasing activity and higher rents.


Economic conditions

The East Bay/Oakland unemployment rate continues to decline from a high of 14.6 percent in April 2020 to 5.0 percent now.


Leasing activity

Tour activity and tenant demand had only recently begun to grow until the omicron variant slowed demand yet again.



Oakland CBD contains 3.7M sf, or 69%, of the vacant square footage in the market.


Sublease space

The share of sublease-to-total vacant space of 13.6% has fallen sharpy from recent the peak of 17.9% set in 2020.


Rental rate

East Bay/Oakland Class A average asking rents decreased by only 2.2 percent from the peak in 2020 through 4Q 2021.


Capital markets

Investment totals for 2021 have eclipsed 2020 by 72.3%.

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Get in-depth office market reports and insights from commercial real estate experts in the Greater East Bay/Oakland area. Avison Young advisors look at East Bay/Oakland commercial real estate activities and the latest East Bay/Oakland statistics to provide you expert market research on East Bay/Oakland's office properties.

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